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40 Compassion Quotes That Will Make You A Better Person

List Of 40 Compassion Quotes That Will Make You A Better Person:

#1 Arthur Schopenhauer

“Compassion is the basis of morality.”

#2 Robert Wagner

”Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.”

#3 Jack Kornfield

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”

#4 Catherine Pulsifer

”No matter who we are, no matter how successful, no matter what our situation, compassion is something we all need to receive and give.”    

#5 Dalai Lama XIVDalai Lama Quotes On Kindness

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”

#6 Martin Lowenthal

”Compassion is a foundation for sharing our aliveness and building a more humane world.”

#7 Mason Cooley

”Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.”    

#8 Pema Chödrön

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

#9 Henry Ward Beecher

”Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”   

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#10 Daniel Goleman

“Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or compassionate action.”

#11 Ellen DeGeneres

”We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.”

#12 Simone de Beauvoir

”One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, and compassion.

#13 Rumi

”Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”

#14 Anthon St. Maarten

“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate.”

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#15 Thich Nhat HanhThich Nhat Hanh

“Compassion is a verb.”

#16 Brian Blessed

”My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people. Also, they encouraged me to take risks, to boldly go. They taught me that the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure.”

#17 Robert Frost

“There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.”

#18 Radhanath Swami

”Religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation. It is meant to transform anxiety into peace, arrogance into humility, envy into compassion, to awaken the pure soul in man and his love for the Source, which is God.”

#19 Yasmin Mogahed

“Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.”

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#20 Mother TeresaMother Teresa famous quote

“I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.”

#21 Glennon Doyle Melton

”Compassion does not just happen. Pity does, but compassion is not pity. It’s not a feeling. Compassion is a viewpoint, a way of life, a perspective, a habit that becomes a discipline – and more than anything else, compassion is a choice we make that love is more important than comfort or convenience.”

#22 Tracee Ellis Ross

”As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.”

#23 Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Let our hearts be stretched out in compassion toward others, for everyone is walking his or her own difficult path.”

#24 Lao Tzu

” I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”

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#25 Martin Luther King Jr.

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.”

#26 Linda Thompson

”Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together.”

#27 Dean Koontz

“Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.”

#28 Anonymous

“Compassion is at the heart of every little thing we do. It is the dearest quality we possess. Yet all too often it can be cast aside with consequences too tragic to speak of. To lose our compassion, we lose what it is to be human.”

#29 Andrew Boyd

“Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it.”

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#30 PrincePrince

“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.”

#31 Milan Kundera

“For there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.”

#32 Roy T. Bennett

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.”

#33 Cheryl Strayed

“Compassion is about giving all the love that you’ve got.”

#34 Tahereh Mafi

“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”

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#35 Albert Einstein

”Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

#36 John Connolly

“There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.”

#37 Confucius

”Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”

#38 Dalai Lama XIV

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

#39 Albert Schweitzer

”The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”

#40 Steve Maraboli

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”

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